Rosh Hashanah: Should Christians Celebrate With The Jews?

On September 26, the Jewish New Year will be celebrated.

From Wikipedia…..

Rosh HaShanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, Rōʾš hašŠānā, lit. “start of the year”) is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה, Yōm Tərūʿā), literally “day of shouting or blasting.” It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days (יָמִים נוֹרָאִים, Yāmīm Nōrāʾīm; “Days of Awe”), as specified by Leviticus 23:23–25,[2]that occur in the late summer/early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. The High Holy Days comprise both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

Now Yom Kippur is Biblically known as the Day of Atonement.

So Rosh Hashanah is specifically, Leviticus 23:23-25 (NKJV) “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.'”

The Day of Atonement is on October 5th, 2022 just as it says in Leviticus 23:26-32 (NKJV) “And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”

Should born again Christians participate in any of these Jewish celebrations?

Look at Matthew 27:45-51 (NKJV)

Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom…”

Why do you suppose that the veil was ripped in two pieces after the death of Christ?

It was a supernatural event that marked that the OT Covenant was fulfilled in Christ.

Galatians 3:13 (NKJV) “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”).

Romans 10:4 (NKJV) “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”

Hebrews 10:8-10 (NKJV) “Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

Hebrews 10:19-22 (NKJV) “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

And if this isn’t enough, after the death and resurrection of Christ, the Temple was destroyed by the Roman general Titus in AD 70 as told by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 24:1-2.

So with Christ dying for the sin of the world, should we celebrate?

There’s no need to celebrate Jewish Feasts and there’s no NT commandment from Christ that we should.

However, as a note, there’s two things we do celebrate or perform as sacraments.

The celebration of His death when we do Communion just as the Lord did during The Last Supper, and Water Baptism which was a Jewish ritual before entering the Temple Mount.

Christ commanded Water Baptism in Matthew 28:19-20 and Communion in Matthew 26:17-30.

These sacraments are solid Christian ordinances.

Remember. The Lord Jesus fulfilled everything that the first four feasts represented.

  1. The Passover. (Death)
  2. Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Sanctification?)
  3. The Feast of Firstfruits. (Resurrection)
  4. The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

The final three feasts yet to be fulfilled is….

5. Feast of Trumpets

6. Day of Atonement.

7. Feast of Tabernacles.

It’s conceivable that the Lord will come and fulfill the rest of these feasts but we have to remember that the Father is the only One that already set the date upon which the Lord is to return after He pours out His wrath on the earth.

For anyone to take the liberty to speculate and establish a date is foolish. We may speculate, guess, and wish that certain things would happen, but it’s foolish to set any dates by any Jewish Feasts on the Jewish Calendar.

The wisest thing to do is to live righteous and holy, and be about our Father’s business.

But we know that people will do foolish things like celebrate Jewish Feasts because people are people. We have to do works. Not because we can earn anything but because of what’s already done by the Father, through His only Son.

Ephesians 2:8-10 (NKJV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

We don’t do works to establish our own righteousness. We do works because He ALONE made us righteous, with His righteousness.

Titus 3:4-7 (NKJV) “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

As another note, we mustn’t condemn Jews for their feasts, and we must respect God above everyone else. If born again believers celebrate with Jews on these Feast, just let them know that we’re not under the law but under grace.

Don’t mistreat them, hate them, or argue with them if they participate with the Jews, but we don’t have to celebrate Jewish Feasts because of what Christ had done for all.

He paid for the penalty of sin, and if anyone repents and place faith in Jesus ALONE, there’s no need to establish righteousness by the law.

So should any believer be duped into wearing a “prayer shawl,” build replicas of the Ark of the Covenant, and other Temple artifacts and act Jewish according to Jewish traditions, just remember, the Lord Jesus did everything for us and Matthew 28:19-20 is our orders in hand.

My Departure From Word Of Faith

When WOF or Word Of Faith came out, it gave the impression that there was more to the Lord than what I was getting from denominational churches.

That’s a great selling point.

When what you’re experiencing at one place is “inferior” to what you could be getting, you hunger for it. And then you hear about how “blessed” they are. You go after it.

It would be there that Scripture would be taught as “revelation knowledge.”

The phrase revelation knowledge came from E. W. Kenyon in a book called “Two Kinds Of Knowledge.” Kenneth E. Hagin was a student of Kenyon from the books he had written. At first, it made sense, because interwoven with Scripture was reasoning and to the unsuspecting, it made sense.

But my mentor said something that made sense.

“All books are commentaries.”

Just because a comment sounds spiritual, it doesn’t mean that it will agree with Scripture.

Revelation knowledge, in other words, is something revealed by the Holy Spirit that’s hidden in Scripture.

Now there’s nothing wrong with being taught correctly by the Holy Spirit.

John 16:13-15 (NKJV) “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”

1 John 2:20-21 (NKJV) “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.”

The word “things” isn’t in the Greek text.

We don’t know everything. Only God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit knows all things.

There’s an interesting note in the margin that helps make sense to “and you know all things.”

(NKJV) [2:20] 5. NU “you all know.

In the preamble to the NKJV, this is given as information that when you see “NU” it’s important information.

(NKJV) NU-Text
These variations from the traditional text generally represent the Alexandrian or Egyptian type of text described previously in “The New Testament Text.” They are found in the Critical Text published in the twenty-seventh edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (N) and in the United Bible Societies’ fourth edition (U), hence the acronym, “NU-Text.”

Paul received the NT by revelation (see Galatians 2:1-2 and 2 Corinthians 12:1-6).

The letters after the gospels was given to Paul, James, Peter, and John by revelation.

The complete mind of God the Son is contained in these letters as well as the gospels.

That’s why we need to stay with the Scriptures and the harmony of the Scriptures so we won’t “invent” things that sound spooky.

Proverbs 30:6 (NKJV) “Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”

Anyone can create a doctrine from the Scriptures and make it a doctrine, but when you leave the consistency of the harmony of Scripture to make a doctrine, the thing you look for is consistency. If what they’re teaching isn’t replicated, and it fails, then it’s not Scripture.

The whole intent of sound doctrine is so we won’t become desirous of myths or fables, old wive’s tales, and cancerous doctrine that lead people astray.

To unlearn what you’ve been taught or received as “revelation knowledge” takes a willingness to return to the Scriptures and relearn Basic Bible Doctrine. For Basic Bible Doctrine is sound doctrine.

Lifeless is considered non dramatic, dead, and full of dust. But Sound Doctrine under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is never lifeless.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

There will be many that will reject Sound Doctrine and turn their ears away from the truth and be turned to fables because fables tickle the ears. The people are “desirous to hear pleasant things. That’s the definition of itching in the expounding of the Greek.

When it comes to teaching the Bible, anyone can take a book and invent things in Scripture to make that doctrine sound so real. And people eat it up. Then when it comes to applying what’s taught, people are disappointed when what was taught didn’t happen the way that they were taught.

I find it amazing that when John G. Lake had gone on a healing missionary tour to South Africa, his wife died of a disease. You kind of figure that what worked for others would work for you. We overlook this glaring light and ignore the fact that what was taught would work 100% of the time.

Especially when the teacher himself is teaching it.

When it comes to the Scriptures, we’re looking for 100% consistency in teaching and in practice.

Then a lot of false prophets, teachers, pastors, apostles, bishops, rose up and many are swept away with their polished, near flawless presentation coupled with stage worthy oratorical performance skills, and their personalities or persona. People are captivated and mesmerized with their skills and abilities.

That’s why you have to appreciate Paul…

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NKJV) “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Then you see two dynamics happening.

ONE

1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…”

TWO

2 Timothy 4:2-4 (NKJV) “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

When the consistency is missing, it’s a dead giveaway.

You see, when the Scriptures that they teach fail before your eyes, it’s a dead giveaway.

It’s a signal that a false teacher is among you.

1 John 4:1-6 (NKJV) “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God:

Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world.

Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us.

By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Now among “spiritual warfare” proponents, there’s a complete misunderstanding about this passage among them.

“try the spirits” isn’t about trying or testing demonic spirits by themselves.

This passage is about trying false prophets that are controlled by demonic spirits. Reread the passage.

The spirit of the Antichrist operates within false prophets. So John says that you have overcome them (false prophets that have the spirit of the Antichrist).

So the test was towards the false prophets that came to tell the believers that the Lord Jesus didn’t come in the flesh. The Gnostics was about mysticism knowledge. To deny that the Lord Jesus came in the flesh, throws the entire gospel into jeopardy.

That’s why John, the apostle of the Lamb, taught about the blood of Jesus. If the Lord Jesus didn’t come in the flesh, then His blood wasn’t shed, and our sins aren’t atoned for. There’s no propitiation or appeasing sacrifice to satisfy the just and righteous demands of the Holy God. And that means that there’s no remission or releasing one from the debt of sin.

It’s important to state that in the teachings of Paul, and John that it was all about the doctrine or teaching of Christ. James and Peter mentioned healing in just a few verses, but a major doctrine was never made of them.

Healing from God is at His discretion. His will be done. No ours. There are times when He will not heal. Why? Isaiah 57:1-2 is the answer.

Finally, it’s not that difficult to make the transition back to Basic Bible Doctrine.

It just takes a willingness to stop chasing after things that are considered elasticity of text.

Christian Nationalist To Semi Fascist

When it comes to describing a group or person, there’s no lost for words.

When Roe v Wade was remanded back to the states, the narrative of “activists” wasn’t enough.

A draft of the majority opinion penned by justice Alito was leaked. And that the word “abortion” isn’t in the text of the Constitution.

An assassination attempt of justice Kavanaugh, the racist vilification of justice Thomas, calling him an “Uncle Tom,” and the protests of conservative justices at their private residences.

Then came the 2A decision in the NYS Pistol and Rifle Association, eliminating “may issue” as the law against legal Americans from getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon for self protection.

Justice Thomas writing the opinion for the majority correctly stated “text, history, and tradition,” as the way to rule by the Constitution.

These two landmark rulings ended activism and as a result, conservatives are semi fascists.

Not all conservatives are true believers in Christ.

Since the president’s speech on September 1st in Philadelphia behind a darkened red background with two Marines, the rhetoric deepened against conservatives.

But when you add to the mix that you’re not against moderate Republicans that are “never Trumpers” to attempt to soften the blow or give the appearance that you’re not against ALL Republicans, it’s easy to see through the smoke.

Now the new narrative is domestic terrorists disrupted and interfered with the electoral vote on January 6 where 1 unarmed Iraqi War veteran was killed was worse than Al Qaeda hijacking planes to kill 3000 innocent Americans on September 11, 2001.

What is a Christian?

A follower of Jesus Christ.

A believer that strictly adheres to the teachings of Christ after repentance from dead works (sin), and faith towards God through Jesus ALONE.

True Christians doesn’t trust in non believer politicians and politics. True Christians trust in God alone (see Jeremiah 17:5-10).

True Christians aren’t Biblically prohibited from participating in politics, so long as Christians doesn’t condone any lawlessness or associate to legislate laws that’s against the Scriptures, or practices lying, doesn’t steal, doesn’t use the name of the Lord in vain, doesn’t commit adultery, doesn’t covet, doesn’t condone all sexual sins including homosexuality, and knowingly participate or murder (abortion), practice deceit or practice any sin connected with sinners that don’t know the Lord.

What is a “nationalist.”

A person expressing legal, non violent patriotism while peacefully expressing pride for a nation.

One that lives according to the Constitution of the United States. One that lives by the rule of law, so long as such laws doesn’t violate the ultimate law, the Word of God.

A nationalist is expected to never violate the law, hate, or become disrespectful to legal and lawful authority.

Americans have the right to lawfully and legally vote for the person they support that lines up with Biblical values. And should a person win office that’s against Biblical values, Americans have the right to wait until the next election cycle to legally vote for the person of their choice again.

To act illegal and act out violently because of a fair or unfair, legal or illegally obtained outcome is unbecoming of a true Christian.

Just because there’s disappointment or disagreement, it doesn’t authorize any illegal action.

To advocate the burning of buildings, assaulting people, doing bodily harm to others for any reason, to use means that were once used legally to engage in intimidation to crush an opponent you don’t agree with goes against the Word of God. Anyone that professes to be a believer in Christ and support destruction is a brother to the destroyer called satan.

With or without the Constitution, an American has the right to legally, peacefully and non violently express dissent.

What is a Semi-fascist?

From Wikipedia….“Fascism’s extreme authoritarianism and nationalism often manifests as belief in racial purity or a master race, usually blended with some variant of racism or bigotry against a demonized “Other“, such as Jews.

Semi, obviously means smaller in size, but how do you reduce the size of a fascist? What if I called you “semi Black?

Now are there extremes?

No doubt, and it must never be minimized, or marginalized because there’s extreme Christians, extreme Democrats, extreme Republicans, extreme Independents.

Extreme is extreme. Over the top. Beyond measure. Exceeding boundaries.

What is extreme? “Furthest from the center.” Beyond reason and reasonable law.

That’s why the Bible isn’t extreme. The Word of God when adhered to and obeyed, it brings man back to his senses.

Sin is extreme. Righteousness and holiness is normal.

What is sin?

Sin is the deliberate and intentional defiance of the known will of God.

A true fascist doesn’t accept non violent peaceful dissent, or non violent peaceful freedom of speech. A true fascist views such non violence and peaceful dissent as an attack on their authority and will exercise their activities to squash such views.

True fascist will use every means (law enforcement/intelligence), necessary that’s available to suppress, censor, eliminate, and vilify anyone that speak the truth.

It’s important that we point these things out so that we get a true picture.

So when you make the narrative that Conservative Republicans are Christian Nationalists or Semi Fascists, it’s an attempt to lump everyone that is against a particular political narrative as the enemy. And every conservative isn’t a true Christian.

Just because one doesn’t vote the way you want them to vote, why be so mean to intimidate people to vote a certain way?

There’s got to be a reason. Right?

1 Timothy 6:10 (NKJV) “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…”

When money drives your actions, you’re serving money as god. And when someone interferes with money, they must be eliminated.

Power. Sex. Money.

But they’re all interconnected and one cannot live without the other.

If the other side wins, power, sex, (maybe), and money is severely hampered.

Starting with Revelation 17 and ending in chapter 19, power, sex, and money will come to an end.

And every event we see in the United States and abroad, is headed in this direction.

And no one in the flesh will stop how this will end.

How will it end?

The Lord Jesus Christ reigning as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Unprecedented? Ignoring And Laying Aside The Constitution Of The United States

We’ve told you that this day was coming.

The pandemic showed us to what degree each city, state, and the federal government would go to control people.

Even sinners saw it coming.

When they pass laws for gun control, they’ve told people that you can’t have a job without the jab, restricted everyone’s movement, told you to quarantine, and then censorship of free speech, and the forced shutting of houses of worship, but allowing bars, strip clubs, and large retail stores open, while closing legitimate small businesses. Unprecedented.

Where is this leading to?

The end of days.

But around the world things are following the same pattern. One thing we must keep our minds on is the Middle East, in particular Jerusalem, The Temple Mount, and the Palestinians. The moment that Israel take things to the next level and destroys the Dome of the Rock to built the Temple on the Temple Mount, it’s beyond summer is coming.

It’s plain as day but people are still oblivious to it. They believe that it could never happen in America.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a stunning but brilliant majority opinion that killed “may issue” states. This landmark ruling returns the states to a “shall issue” state. But instead of accepting the ruling, laws have been drafted in formerly “may issue” states to increase requirements for concealed carry and criminalize anyone that carries a firearm in gun free zones, and they’ve renewed efforts to make laws to thumb their nose at the ruling and the Constitution.

Criminals don’t obey laws and they carry only with criminal intent but legal American citizens are prohibited from carrying legally to protect themselves against criminals with the intent to do harm.

Then after George Floyd was killed by a combination of drugs in his system and a police officer with his knee on his neck, cities across America decided to “Defund The Police.”

Open season on law enforcement with the permission of prosecutors and politicians was birthed. Unprecedented.

Then before that ruling, abortion came up.

The landmark majority opinion ruling by Justice Samuel Alito remanded the decision to have an abortion back to the states. This ruling didn’t end abortion. The ruling only shifted the fighting to the people in their states. Someone leaked a draft of the majority opinion to stir up hatred and anger. And because that wasn’t enough, people illegally protested outside the doxed justices homes that took it to an unprecedented level in violation of 18 USC 1507. Unprecedented.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a target of assassination. Unprecedented.

Simply because abortion isn’t a part of the text of the Constitution.

I have a copy of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and The Declaration if Independence.

There’s not a single word that gives an American the right to kill their own baby after fornication and adultery.

Since the word “abortion” isn’t in the text of the Constitution, it’s not a Constitutional right.

Whereas, “the right of the people to keep and to bear arms” is in the text of the Constitution, therefore, this right “shall not be infringed.”

This is in the text of the Constitution.

But we’ve reached a stage where ignoring the Constitution and regularly lying, then forming laws that are unconstitutional is a regular thing.

The time of changing customs and laws is here to stay until the job of destroying this nation is complete.

This has end time Biblical ramifications.

What Scripture gives us a sign of these ramifications?

Matthew 24:12 (NKJV) “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”

What’s this all about?

Control of people.

It all leads to Revelation 13:11-18.

When they tell you, oh no, we don’t want to do that. It’s a no brainer. They intend to do it.

Teaching children sexual immorality? Unprecedented.

Drag queens strutting in a church building, sitting in libraries and public schools to read sexually explicit material to toddlers. Pornography in school libraries. The FBI placing a terrorist tag on your name because right minded parents demand that school boards remove such sexually explicit items and demand that school boards return to teaching kids, reading, writing, and arithmetic. Unprecedented.

Then there’s illegal immigration.

I was watching one show and a person said that the boarder is open. The person next to her said, the boarder is closed. Then she read that 1.7 million illegal immigrants came illegally into the United States from the time Biden took office. He still said that the boarder is closed.

He lied in her face. Unprecedented.

The whole boarder crisis is about human trafficking for the sex trade, fentanyl, and other drugs, migrant labor, and giving them rights that were only afforded to people that legally applied for American citizenship. The right to drivers licenses, giving them rights to vote, etc. Unprecedented.

Then the FBI executed a warrant on a former president of the United States. Barred the president’s attorneys from following them to see their actions, took privileged information. And not releasing the Affidavit to protect national security is what the FBI is hiding behind to cover their tracks. Unprecedented.

Each election cycle in the United States is like cancer eating away at everything over time. Incremental destruction until the destruction is complete. Locusts devouring everything in its path until nothing is left.

This isn’t a political rant.

This is just an observation of what’s going on and where this nation is headed.

Isaiah 5:20-21 (NKJV) “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”

The end time implications can’t be more clearer.

Unprecedented.

Summer Is Near

Matthew 24:32-35 (NKJV) “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!

Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

In 1917, the Ottoman Empire ruled the land of Israel. The Balford Declaration “statement of British support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. It was made a letter from Author James Balford, the British Foreign Secretary to Lionel Walter Rothchilds. a leader of the Anglo-Jewish community.”

But this wouldn’t be enough. However, the Jews returning to their own land after almost 2000 years was a fulfillment of Biblical prophesy.

Jeremiah 30:1-3 (NKJV) “The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, “Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. For behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the LORD. And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.'”

Now many will regard this as a reference to the return of Israel from Babylonian exile.

But all you have to do is look at…..

Jeremiah 30:5-7 (NKJV) “For thus says the LORD: ‘We have heard a voice of trembling,
Of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, Whether a man is ever in labor with child?
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins Like a woman in labor, And all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.”

Ask yourself, What’s “Jacob’s trouble?”

The story in Genesis 29, and the story behind Jeremiah’s word in Jeremiah 30 makes sense.

How?

Jacob worked for Laban for 7 years to marry Rachel, but Laban tricked Jacob and gave Jacob his firstborn daughter, Leah. To get Rachel, Jacob had to work 7 more years to marry Rachel.

Of course in normal math, 7+7 is 14 years, but we want to establish the fact that had Laban kept to the original deal, 7 years is the number of focus. “Jacob’s trouble” is considered by many Bible prophesy scholars to be the final week or 7 year period of Daniel’s prophesy given to Daniel by Gabriel.

The Bible said that in Daniel chapter 9, based on Jeremiah’s prophesy that Israel would be exiled to Babylon for 70 years (see 2 Chronicles 36:15-23 and Jeremiah 25:1-14). Then Gabriel told Daniel that 70 weeks is determined for your people.

Remember, the angel Gabriel said to Daniel 70 weeks are determined for your people (Israel). Also that there will be 7 weeks and 62 weeks. 62+7 equals 69 (see Daniel 9:24-27). So one week remains.

According to Bible prophesy scholars, one week equals the missing week. 7 days is seven years.

So, when you tie “Jacob’s trouble” to the final week of the 70 weeks of years, it makes perfect sense.

In the final week, Israel after the “abomination of desolation”shall be saved out of it.

The “Great Tribulation” will start after the beast establishes his throne in the holy place of the Temple and will attempt to destroy all of the Jews for 1,260 days, or 42 months (see Daniel 7 and Revelation 13:1-10) or “time (one year), times (two years), and half a times (half a year). Which makes 3. 5 years.

In other words, the Messiah will return and save Israel from utter destruction (see Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel chapter 12, Zachariah chapter 12, 13, and 14, Ezekiel 38 and 39, and Revelation chapter 19).

Now that we’ve explained as best we could the final week, the Lord Jesus mentioned that “When it’s branch has already become tender and put forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near-at the doors.”

Israel was never recognized as a nation until May of 1948.

There’s no mistake that this tender “branch” “put forth leaves.”

There’s no question that Israel is that tender branch that put forth leaves.

There’s a lot that has yet to come to pass.

Namely, the Dome of the Rock, also known as the al-Haram al Sharif built around 691-692 AD roughly 90 years after Islam was born. According to Wikipedia, the Dome “is “…the world’s oldest surviving work of Islamic architecture.”

Why are we mentioning this?

It’s the last remaining puzzle that will be resolved and the so called failed 2 state solution is untenable based on Genesis 12 and the events that has yet to come to pass.

The Temple on the Temple Mount will be built, but the Dome of the Rock, the Palestinians, and the Arab world remains the direct impediment to the building of the Temple on the Temple Mount.

Just imagine getting the entire world mad at you because you’ve built a Temple on the Temple Mount. If you want to get the Arab world mad at you, remove the oldest Islamic architectural structure. But not just get the whole Arab world enraged at you.

Get the entire world mad at you. And watch the entire world surround Jerusalem.

Luke 21:20-24 (NKJV) “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.

For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Luke 21:25-28 (NKJV) “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.

Remember. This verse “Look up for your redemption draws near” is to the Jews, not the church.

Remember. On the outside of the Dome of Rock, there’s an Arabic inscription that declares that…..

“So believe in God and His messengers, and say not “Three’- Cease (it is) better for you! God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son….”

The Dome of the Rock is the final impediment that has its days numbered.

As long as there’s no Temple, Daniel 9:25-27 can’t happen. But once it’s removed and a Temple shows up……it’s passed “at the doors.”

Now the Lord Jesus said over 2000 years ago that “summer is near.”

Time is nothing to the Lord.

2 Peter 3:8-9 (NKJV) “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

I could be wrong, but what I believe Peter is saying is that God’s long-suffering is nothing to Him. His long-suffering is like one day is just a thousand years to God, and His long suffering is just like a thousand years is just one day to God.

But notice the rest of the Scripture.

“…not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

We won’t appreciate what we have until it’s taken away. In other words, when the coming of the Lord occurs (rapture = 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 & 5:1-11), then His Second Coming (Revelation 19), another opportunity will be given to those that refuse to take the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:11-18), but it may come with a price (Revelation 20:-4-5).

Folks. Summer is nearer than when we first believed (Romans 13:11-14).

How To Weaken And Collapse A Nation

When a nation is about to go under, the tell tale signs is evident.

  1. Get a nation to be against God.

The first 3 commandments is how you get God to come against a nation.

Exodus 20:3-7 (NKJV)

3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Serve another god. Make another image of a god you serve. Hate the God of heaven and earth. Take God’s name in vain.

The Lord Jesus spoke of the kinds of people that would do this (see Matthew 24:36-44). He spoke of Noah and Lot’s day. They walked around and carried about life without God.

Genesis 6:5-8 (NKJV) “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

This attitude remains with us today.

The wickedness in men’s heart is great and it’s only evil continually.

Genesis 6:11-12 (NKJV) “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.”

There’s violence in the earth and indeed it was corrupt.

Psalms 14:1-3 (NKJV) “The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.”

2. Perverts justice.

Deuteronomy 27:19 (NKJV) ‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

3. Calls evil good, and good evil.

Isaiah 5:20-21 (NKJV) “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight.”

3. Punish the righteous.

Proverbs 17:26 (NKJV) “Also, to punish the righteous is not good, nor to strike princes for their uprightness.”

Proverbs 17:15 (NKJV) “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.”

4. Perversion even among high officials.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 (NKJV) “If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent perversion of justice and righteousness in a province, do not marvel at the matter; for high official watches over high official, and higher officials are over them.”

Ecclesiastes 5:8 (AMP) “If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.”

5. Increase sexual perversion in the land.

Leviticus 18:22-26 (NKJV) “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it.

It is perversion.

Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.”

Weaken its military. Overtax the people. Increase cost of living.

The days of the United States is numbered. The sins of the United States is getting full.

The steady decline of a nation is occurring before the eyes of the world.

I know that everyone is hoping for a revival, but if you’re not witnessing for the LORD, your hope is futile.

If you’re hiding your light under a lampstand, your hope is futile.

If you’re salt is gone, your hope is futile.

If you’re living in sin, you’re hope is futile.

If you’re trusting in the Democrat or Republican Party, your hope is definitely futile.

WE’RE ON SCHEDULE.

So never be surprised at the outcome.

Right up to the moment that the Lord closed the door to the ark, the people were continuing in sin.

Then the rain came.

Right up to the moment that the 2 angels led Lot, his wife and daughters out of Sodom and Gomorrah, the men continued in homosexuality and perversion.

Then fire and brimstone rained down upon them.

The same conditions are here today.

Right up to the moment that judgment is poured out on the wicked in the Book of the Apocalypse or The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Notice the defiance of 2 landmark Supreme Court rulings.

It’s clear that defiance is in the atmosphere. And it only leads to destroying a nation.

Psalms 2 (NKJV) 1 Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,

3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.

5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:

6 “Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”

7 “I will declare the decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.

8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.'”

10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

China’s Turn

Hard to remember since it’s been a couple of years.

But before Russia invaded Ukraine, we’ve all said to watch Russia.

China, as a result of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, has infuriated Xi, the president of the CCP, and for the last few days, intense landing exercises, missiles, an other military operation have taken place.

We’ve also said to watch China and Taiwan.

Now that the world has reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China doesn’t think that the US is up to watching 2 fronts.

Taiwan, as you know is the leading manufacturer of semi conductor chips. Should China gain a foothold on Taiwan, this will put increased pressure on the US to act to defend Taiwan, or do what they’ve done in Afghanistan.

Should the US, under the failed Biden administration, refuse to defend Taiwan, the global economy will largely be controlled by China.

2 Timothy 3:1a (NKJV) “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come…”

Other definitions of “perilous” include…….”furious, difficult, dangerous, hard to bear, harsh, fierce, savage.”

Now since the Democrats have passed through “reconciliation,” a 433 Billion dollar bill, time will tell if it sinks this nation further into economic disasters. 50 Democrats. 50 Republicans, and the Vice President broke the tie and the bill was passed.

Like the speaker of the house said a couple of years ago.

“You have to pass the bill to see what’s in the bill.”

China took note of the weakness of the US with Afghanistan and the further the US is weakened, it’s just a matter of time before China will make its move. We don’t know if the US Navy is up to the task of defending Taiwan.

We don’t know if other nations like Germany, Australia, the UK, France, Canada, South Korea, or Japan will join a coalition to deter China’s aggression.

Will it be worth the fight to deter China?

Well, in Ohio, a chip making plant is being built, but it will be a couple of years before it comes on line. Some of the chips in Taiwan is needed in certain military equipment that the US needs.

It will be big news should China invade Taiwan.

Matthew 24:6 (NKJV) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

When these things takes place, it’s just another piece of the end time puzzle.

Then there’s Iran. They’re within weeks of obtaining the means to be a part of the world nuclear club.

Their sole goal is to destroy Israel.

Remember. Iran is Persia. They’re a part of the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog and Magog crew.

Israel has already let it be known that they will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.

On the 9th of Av, which is considered by Israel to be the historic date of Israel’s catastrophes, such as when the 12 spies were sent. 10 had a bad report, 2 had a good report. Israel never entered the promised land until after 40 years. The destruction of Solomon’s Temple on or about the 9th of Av. Herod’s Temple was destroyed in AD 70 on or about the 9th of Av.

According to Wikipedia…………

All on or around the 9th of Av.

It’s commonly called Tisha B’Av.

And though it’s not significant, Hamas launched rockets into Tel Aviv last week, on the 9th of Av.

The 2 state solution is DOA with the Jews. The Dome of the Rock, under Jordanian supervision of the Temple Mount, and the 2 state solution is the only major impediments to Israel in building the Temple on the Temple Mount.

One economist stated the the world will experience a world recession and another economist said that it would take 18 months for the US to get out of the current recession.

There’s many moving parts. Too many moving parts to keep up and digest. Its like a water hose turned on at full strength into the throat of one person.

Watch and pray. Be ready.

This is what the Lord Jesus told us to do.

Watch and pray. Be ready.

Disaster Or Rebound?

There’s been a lot of argument and posturing about America.

Will America ever rebound?

Whether it’s poised for revival or poised for judgment.

The answer is clear.

If you look at the history of worldwide city revivals, many of them come and go.

Awakenings.

They come and go.

It never remains consistent and lasts long. The generation of sin waits until the euphoria departs. They also wait until the leaders depart, either by scandal, retirement, and death.

Some revivals are emotional. They carry an excitement and then after the excitement, people look for something else.

When Paul went on his missionary journeys, it was with a purpose.

Acts 26:16-18 (NKJV) “….But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,

to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

Notice that Paul was sent to….

  1. Open their eyes in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God.
  2. that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.

This is the foundation of basic gospel preaching.

The missing element is that people do not realize that like one preacher said, paraphrasing,

“people want grace, but to access this grace, the law must be brought to bear on their condition in order for grace to have the effect that it should have.”

In other words, when a sinner doesn’t see the danger they’re in, repentance is a fleeting thing.

2 Corinthians 7:10 is clear.

“Godly sorrows works repentance leading to salvation….”

What’s godly sorrow?

It’s when you realize that you’ve offended God and the weight of judgment and wrath is upon you. That you and I are worthy of the punishment. And then here’s the reality. That there’s no way possible that you can pay the debt on your own.

The missing element of all revivals is the fact that sin is egregious and that no one in a sinful condition can ever pay the debt that’s owed.

Repentance is a constant reminder of the way we’ve offended God.

James 4:1-6 (NKJV) “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

Revival simply means that life returns to that which once was dead. It’s a resuscitation. A breathing into a corpse that natural laws demands that life doesn’t return.

But the way we’ve been doing things is similar to David bringing the Ark of the Covenant that contained the 10 Commandments and Aaron’s rod that budded in a new cart. David danced before the Lord and the oxen stumbled. Uzza attempted to steady the Ark and He was killed because he wasn’t a Levite authorized to handle the Ark (see 1 Chronicles chapter 13).

We’ve attempted to bring new things into houses of worship and the results speaks for itself.

We’ve offended the Lord and we are dead.

The dead can’t bring to life the dead.

The other thing is that we’ve failed to read the signs of the times.

We’re living in the last days.

Many people and preachers are either completely oblivious to the times, or deliberately misleading people.

The conditions of Covid brought about times that very few have seen. To say that no one has ever been told about these days is prideful. But one thing’s for sure, we’re living in “perilous times.”

2 Timothy 3:1 (NKJV) “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

(AMPLIFIED BIBLE) “BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].”

The table is being set and there’s nothing that anyone could do about it.

The final piece of the puzzle isn’t Gog and Magog, though it’s an important piece as it relates to Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. The missing piece of the puzzle is the Temple on the Temple Mount.

We have no clue how this will be resolved, whether there will be a war among the Arabs and while the war happens, the Dome of the Rock is destroyed, removed, and a Temple is built. But one thing is certain.

In order for the Messiah to return, the Dome of the Rock and the Palestinians will have to be dealt with.

Luke 21:20-24 (NKJV) “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.

For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations.

And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Jews have to do something to make the world extremely mad at them.

What would this be?

The resumption of Temple worship and the coming of the Messiah. Because the whole purpose of the inscription on the outside of the Dome of the Rock is to discredit the Lord Jesus as the Son of God. And as long as the Temple remains unbuilt on the Temple Mount, the Messiah, in their objective, cannot return.

Daniel 9:26-27, Matthew 24:15, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 confirms that a Temple must be present in order for the “abomination of desolation” to take place.

Then there must be an ecumenical religious and economic conspiracy that all the nations of the earth will in one way or another participate in accordance with Psalm 83, Daniel chapter 2, and 12, Zechariah chapters 12, 13, and 14, and Revelation chapters 17, 18, and 19 must manifest.

So is it right to pray for revival in America?

It’s much better to do Matthew 9:37-38, 28:19-20.

Drag Queen In NYC Episcopal Church

1 Timothy 4:1-3 (NKJV) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…”

In a downtown Manhattan NYC Episcopal Church, called Grace Church School, a man by the name of Jesse Havea cat walks down the aisle of a church packed with people and kids wearing masks.

For decades, the decline and departure of people from the faith of Christ has been underway.

The Lord warned us through the apostle Paul that these days would be here.

This is what the Lord warned us about in 2 Timothy 4:1-4.

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

Some that profess to be Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptist, Southern Baptists, Pentecostals, Non-denominational houses. But you can be in a denomination, or non denomination, and still not be in Christ.

Romans 8:9 (NKJV) “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.”

What’s the proof that you have the Spirit of Christ?

2 John 1:8-9 (NKJV) “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.”

It always starts with the leaders. When the leaders turn themselves away from the truth and are turned aside to fables or myths, they will entertain strange doctrines which is also known as “deceiving spirits and doctrines of devils.”

That men can be women and women can be men. That men can menstruate, get pregnant, give birth, and breastfeed. That men can become lesbians.

The Lord warned the children of Israel about men wearing the apparel of women.

Deuteronomy 22:5 (NKJV) “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the LORD your God.”

An abomination. Disgusting. Detestable. Disgusting.

A lot of believers are surprised and appalled and at the very least, we should be appalled, but not surprised.

The verse above told us that “the Spirit speaks expressly that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of devils…”

To depart means to leave or withdraw.

But the other side of the coin is that the world is demanding that the Lord accepts their sin. They want the Lord to let sin and sinners enter into His heaven with the condition that they’re in.

Then why did the Lord Jesus say in John 3:3 “Except and man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God, and verse 5 “Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” and verse 7, “You must be born again.”

Sin is a deliberate and intentional act of defiance against the known will of God.

So when a person refuses to be born again, and they enter into a house of worship, and they continue in sin, they’re tares among wheat.

Matthew 13:24-30 (NKJV) “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.

But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’

He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.

Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”‘”

So never be shocked about the events we’re seeing.

It was prophesied long ago that this would happen.

It’s a sign that the coming of the Lord is drawing nearer than when we first believed (see Romans 13:11-14).

The End Times: What’s Not Set?

The answer is very simple.

Two things aren’t set.

  1. The building of the Temple on the Temple Mount.
  2. The economic conditions that warrant a One Person rule. The beast.

Acts 17:30-31 (NKJV) “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

The part that says that God will judge the world in righteousness by the Man, is none other than the Lord Jesus Who was raised from the dead.

Is it a specific date or is it a series of events that’s considered the Day Of The Lord?

Well, in looking at the Scripture above, the answer is clear as far as when the Lord will judge the world.

In my estimation, judging the world is clearly seen in Revelation.

As we’ve discussed, the book of Daniel is front and center.

Daniel 9:24-27 (NKJV) “Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.

“Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times.

And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.

Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”

Where did the 70 weeks come from?

Daniel 9:1-2 (NKJV) “In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans— in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”

Here’s the reference in Jeremiah 25:11-13 (NKJV)

“And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the LORD; and I will make it a perpetual desolation.”

Why was Israel exiled to Babylon for 70 years?

2 Chronicles 36:15-21 (NKJV) “And the LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

Therefore He brought against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, on the aged or the weak; He gave them all into his hand.And all the articles from the house of God, great and small, the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his leaders, all these he took to Babylon.

Then they burned the house of God, broke down the wall of Jerusalem, burned all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all its precious possessions. And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon, where they became servants to him and his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.”

Israel sinned against the Lord is serving other gods AND not giving the land its Sabbaths as God commanded in Leviticus chapter 26.

So now that we understand where the 70 weeks came from, remember that 62 weeks and 7 weeks? We all know that 62+7=69. Add one more week, and it would be 70.

The word “Weeks” is symbolic for years.

How many days are in one week?

7 days.

It’s symbolic language for 7 years.

Most of the Bible Prophesy community look to the nations setting up and the coming of the beast and there’s nothing wrong with this because the Lord told us to “Watch and pray.”

It takes a team to effectively watch what we can so we could be ready as the Lord instructs is. No one in the Bible Prophesy community has a leg up on these events.

Anyone that claims to have ALL OF THE INFORMATION is absolutely insane.

So what’s missing?

It can’t be just these two things. And you’re right, but look at the totality of the events.

The economic conditions must be in place. And I might add, a significant weakening of military power which requires alliances (Psalm 83). Remember, for now, the US is the last superpower and it’s weakening each and every day.

Does it mean a total collapse of the world’s economy?

Look around. All of the major nations is experiencing major events that should have caused a complete collapse. The pandemic ushered in the kind of totalitarian emphasis that is seen in Revelation 13:11-18. All the indications point to the fact that when the beast sets his reign up, it will be in the middle of the week as prophesied in Daniel 9:26-27.

“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”

So when you read the “middle of the week,” it’s speaking of in the middle of 7 years.

At the halfway point of the great tribulation period, the beast will break the covenant with the Jews and command them to discontinue their sacrifice.

So where do you think that the Jews will perform their sacrifice?

In the newly built Temple on the Temple Mount.

Remember. In 70 AD, the Romans, under the command of Titus, destroyed the Temple. The Lord Jesus prophesied the Temple’s destruction in Matthew 24:1-2.

For almost 2000 years, Jerusalem hasn’t had a Temple of the Jews to worship the Lord.

The destruction of the Temple would serve as a marker that would indicate to us that these are the end times.

The other things that are in place is the ability to track people. Our cellphones is the perfect device for tracking. Even if we were to shut off certain tracking features, it has the ability to know where you are.

Access to your bank accounts. For years, governments and banks have the ability to cut off your access to funds. Direct Deposits. Electronic paychecks systems. Credit Cards. The way we access them with fingerprint scanners, face recognition technology, eye scanning technology, implanting chips in the hands or anywhere on your body that you feel comfortable with.

And other technological advances. Cameras are set almost everywhere.

While it appears that we are ways away from as close to a fail safe system of controlling every human, the human resistance is still insurmountable.

Even during the tribulation period, compliance to the beast will be resisted.

Revelation 7:9-17 (NKJV) “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying,

“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Amen.”

Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”

So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.

They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

And the beast will use death as the tool to get people to comply. Much like the vaccine for Covid. That if you refuse to get vaccinated, you will lose your job, or you can’t get hired.

In some places, this policy is still enforced. In other places, there’s much resistance.

Revelation 13:15-17 (NKJV) “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Because people will know that if they take the mark of the beast, they will be an instant enemy of God and it’s an automatic ticket to the lake of fire to burn forever.

Revelation 14:9-12 (NKJV) “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”

Finally, the two things that we should look for is…..

  1. The building of the Temple on the Temple Mount.
  2. The economic conditions that warrant a One Person rule. The beast.